MARANGU ROUTE

The only Kilimanjaro route with hut lodging along the way!

DESCRIPTION:

The Marangu Route is known as the “Coca-Cola” Route. It was the first established commercial route on Kilimanjaro. Unlike the other routes which require camping, the accommodations on this route are in dormitory style sleeping huts. The trail begins and exits at Marangu Gate, on the south-east side of Kilimanjaro, and features a gradual approach, starting in the rainforest, crossing the saddle and summiting via Kibo Hut.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Reaching the summit! Experiencing that incomparable "top of the world" feeling

  • The gradual ascent and most direct route to Uhuru Peak

  • Stunning views as you ascend

  • Hut accommodations along the way

  • Dedicated guides, porters and cooks – a great team to help you along your way!

HOW DIFFICULT IS IT TO CLIMB THE MARANGU ROUTE?

The Marangu Route is favored by many because it is thought to be the easiest path on the mountain, given its gradual slope and direct path.

 

However the short time frame and the gradual and steady ascent do not include a 'walk high, sleep low' profile making altitude acclimatization difficult. 

 

The Marangu route is also less scenic than the other routes because the ascent and descent are along the same path making it the most crowded route. 

There are no parts on the route that require any technical climbing skills.

Because many climbers try to climb the Marangu Route in only 5 days and fail because of poor acclimatization, it has the lowest summit success rate. Therefore our Marangu itinerary includes a minimum of 6 days.

The total Marangu route distance is approximately 70 kilometers from gate to gate.

If you are concerned about climbing the Great Barranco Wall then this might be the route for you!

WHAT AM I PAYING FOR?

 

OUR CLIMBS INCLUDE:

  • Transfers to and from Kilimanjaro Airport 

  • Hotel the night before and after the climb

  • Adequate number of guides, porters, and cooks

  • All park fees, camping fees, rescue fees and team fees

  • Transfers to and from the route gate(s) 

  • Sleeping mattress pad, dining tent, sleeping tent 

  • Private toilet tent

  • Crew equipment

  • Adequate guides, porters, and cooks wages

  • Food and purified water during the trek

  • Emergency oxygen

  • AMREF Flying Doctors helicopter rescue

  • 18% VAT

 

OUR CLIMBS EXCLUDE:

  • Tips for guides, porters, and cooks

  • Lunch and dinner at the hotel

  • Beverages at the hotel

  • Medical insurance

  • Tanzanian visa

  • Medication

  • Energy drinks & snacks, alcoholic and soft drinks.

  • Personal gear including personal rain gear, trekking poles, sleeping bags, etc

  • National/International flights

  • Anything not mentioned under "Price Includes"

MARANGU ROUTE MAP
Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
MARANGU ROUTE DISTANCE AND ELEVATION IN KILOMETERS
Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Elevation
REQUEST MORE INFO BELOW:
Happy people jumping in the air on Mt. Kilimanjaro
Serengeti Sunrise Balloon Silhouette

LOCAL MOSHI

ADVENTURES

Selous St, across from Coffee Union Cafe, 1st Floor, Office #11, 

Moshi, Kilimanjaro

info@localmoshi.com

Tel: +255-782-985-005

KPAP LOGO.JPG
IMEC Logo 2019.jpg
AMREF LOGO.JPG

 © Copyright LocalMoshi 2020. All rights reserved

Horombo Hut, Marangu Route, Kilimanjaro

The only camp with hut sleeping on Kilimanjaro. Horombo Hut via the Marangu Route